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Craig Gilroy and Monty Ioane look major tryscoring threats

Edinburgh and Ulster set for strong seasons

Ulster winger Craig Gilroy has shown what a dangerous finisher he is
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Conference B
Benetton, Dragons, Edinburgh, Kings, Leinster, Scarlets, Ulster

Edinburgh should see off Ulster again for third spot in Conference B behind last season's finalists Leinster and Scarlets. But with plenty of off-season squad changes, handicap betting is the best way to support Richard Cockerill's men.

The same approach is probably best with Ulster, who should have less off-field distractions this term and can make the Kingspan Stadium a fortress again.

However, it is impossible to ignore the chances of winger Craig Gilroy in the top regular-season tryscorer market at 16-1.

Gilroy crossed eight times last term, before bagging a brace in Ulster's Champions Cup playoff victory over Ospreys, and was also placed in 2015-16 and 2014-15.

Benetton bounced back from a few years in the doldrums and Kiwi coach Kieran Crowley would settle for something similar. Take Monty Ioane to prove his breakout campaign eight-try haul, which included a hat-trick against Scarlets, was no fluke at 33-1 in the top tryscorer market. 

The Dragons may have more dangerous than dire days. Ross Moriarty, Jordan Williams, Richard Hibbard and Aaron Jarvis are eye-catching arrivals at Rodney Parade in particular, where Bernard Jackman has won praise at the helm despite clear struggles.

Recommendations
C Gilroy top regular-season tryscorer
1pt e-w 16-1 Betway
M Ioane top regular-season tryscorer
1pt e-w 33-1 Betway


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Gilroy crossed eight times last term, before bagging a brace in Ulster's Champions Cup playoff victory over Ospreys
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